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Black & White Back-to-School Outfits

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Black and white back to school outfits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time you have been waiting for all summer long: back-to-school!

Whether you’re about to embark on the wonderful journey known as college for the very first time, or you’re a seasoned veteran with a few years on your transcript, it’s never too late to vamp up your wardrobe. Let this be the year where you feel the most confident and stylish!

For this post, I chose to feature two black and white back-to-school outfits because this color combination is timeless, universally flattering, and a great way to stand out effortlessly. Scroll down to see them both:

1. Smart and Edgy

Black and white outfit high low top, jeggings, boots

Sometimes I like to trick myself into thinking that if I dress smart, I’ll do better in class. It may not always work, but an A for effort, right?

This look features a fabulous high-low dual-color top from TJ Maxx and comfortable, black jeggings. To make the outfit tough enough to tackle any class, I’m wearing studded ankle boots.

For a complimentary color, I layered silver bracelets and rings. Underneath, because this shirt is on the sheer side, I have on a red bandeau that just barely peeks out. It adds a fashion-forward flair to this classic color combination.

2. Lace and Lilac Floral

Black and white outfit black lace trim tank, trouser shorts, floral wedges

Is anybody else as obsessed with lace and floral as I am? Although both the main pieces of this outfit are black, the lace and floral details add a touch of whimsicality and femininity without being overbearing.

The key to keeping it classy when wearing wedges with shorts is to wear shorts that are slightly longer and more structured. I call these my “trouser shorts.” They tone everything down and add a hint of professionalism.

If you’re adding a pop of color with your shoes, try matching the color to your accessories or your purse. It ties the whole look together effortlessly! For example, my floral wedges pick up on the purple hue of my bracelet.

Tell me what you think!

What’s your favorite way to wear black and white this season? What are you most looking forward to this fall semester? I’d love to hear in the comments below. And as always, if you have a suggestion for what to style next, write it below as well!

Posted on on August 25, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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14 Responses to “Black & White Back-to-School Outfits”

  1. 1
    August 25th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I live in black and white. I love a nautical themed black and white stripe shirt tucked into black high waisted shorts. Really like the second outfit with the lace!

  2. 2
    August 25th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Love the floral shoes so much :)

  3. 3
    August 25th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    This post is awesome, especially the picture with the shoes that make a statement.

  4. 4
    August 25th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Where are the studded ankle boots from? I love them

  5. 5
    August 25th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I love black and white!! Especially with a pop of color!

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  6. 6
    August 25th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks, my boots are from the Shoe Department!

  7. 7
    August 26th, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I. Want. Those. Wedges. So cute, Absolute l-o-v-e. And “trouser shorts” are the best.

  8. 8
    August 26th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love this! My first day of school outfit is going to be a black high low top with spikes on the shoulders with black and white stripes vertical leggings. I might add some colorful flats to keep it fun… Thanks for the ideas!

  9. 9
    August 26th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Those shorts are not long and certainly not professional. They look like workout shorts. Wear them while you can before you get a real job!

  10. 10
    August 26th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Lauren, that sounds adorable! And Brittney, that is exactly what I intend to do since these are back to school outfits :)

  11. 11
    August 31st, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Floral fabric is good and comfortable……

  12. 12
    September 2nd, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Cute 1st outfit, especially the boots.

  13. 13
    September 11th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I have a super cute monochrome mini skirt from H&M, two years ago. Horizontal stripes are always hard to pull off but I’m hoping this trend will give me the courage to style it! I felt it looked waaaaaay too severe with all black accessories but thought it wouldn’t really work with other tones. Thanks for the enlightenment Leah! :)

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